May 18, 2018

Documentation – Video GeoEditor

Video GeoEditor

1.Video GeoEditor - Overview

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Video GeoEditor

User Manual

Geotag, Map & Edit your videos

Contact:

Remote GeoSystems, Inc.
3307 S College Ave.
Suite 211
Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA
+1 970.367.7808
info@remotegeo.com

1.1.About Video GeoEditor

Video GeoEditor includes all features found in Video GeoTagger PRO, plus the following:

Video GeoEditor Features

Patent-pending Easy Map-based Video Editing – No video editing experience, simply click on the GPS track for a geotagged video to make edit selections based on map locations.

Edit Video & Keep GPS Data Synchronized – All edited videos file keep the continuous GPS data intact and synchronized with the new video’s new time, allowing you to concentrate on editing the video intuitively without worrying about losing geospatial data.

Extract Subclips From Video – Mark a begin-time and end-time within the video, then use the Extract Subclip function to save that selected segment as a new video file.

Delete Video Sections & Merge – With Delete Selection & Merge, you can cut out unimportant selections from within a video to shorten it and reduce the file size, and keeping one video file.

Delete Video Sections & Split – Similar to above, Delete Selection & Split, lets users cut out unneeded selections from within a video, but instead creates 2 new video files without the content from the deleted section.

Trim From Start – The Trim From Start function deletes the section of video from the click point to the START of the video file.

Trim To End – The Trim To End function deletes the section of video from the click point to the END of the video file.

Split Video – The Split function cuts the video in to 2 new video files based on the click point.

Join Geospatial Video File Segments – Join two geo-referenced, chronological video segments together, such as multiple video files with synchronized GPS companion files recorded in segments over a linear corridor or right-of-way (ROW).

Overlay GPS Data on Video – Create video files with continuous GPS coordinates overlaid on top – useful for sharing video GPS information with others using traditional, non-geospatial video player software.

Overlay Logos or Images on Video – Create video files with a logo or image overlaid on top, useful for branding or “watermarking” your videos.

Transcode/Encode Video – Simple video transcoding feature to convert videos from one file format to another.

Multiplex Synchronized Videos – Combine 2, 3 or 4 videos recorded over the same time and place into a singe video file with side by side or quad presentation. Ideal for combining multi-sensor gimbal videos like infrared and HD.

Capture Individual Geotagged Still Images from Video – Take a screen capture of the current video frame, and it will automatically be geo-tagged with GPS data from the source video.

Automated Image Extraction from Video – Capture a user-defined frequency of multiple geotagged still images from a video file including setting extraction start and end times. This is ideal for optimizing still images for 3rd-party photogrammetry and processing software like Pix4D and Esri Drone2Map.

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1.2.Specifications

Geospatial Video File Support:

File Formats .MP2, .MP4 (H.246), .AVI (MPEG), .MOV
GPS Companion File Formats .GPX, .FIT, .SRT (DJI drones), .RGPS, .CSV, KML, .TXT, .LOG, .MOFF (Sony action cameras), .XML (Cloud Cap Technology, Red Hen Systems)
Embedded GPS Metadata Remote GeoSystems “Whisper” (Persistent GPS Encoding)

Geospatial Photo Support:

.JPEG GPS metadata in EXIF header

Other Geospatial Data Support:

Data Files Any Esri-compatible Shape Files (SHP)
Raster (Imagery) Files Any Esri-compatible Raster Imagery files.
Streaming Data Endpoints Any Esri-compatible Streaming Data Endpoints (ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, etc.)

Geospatial Project Packaging:

Single PC, Local Network or Portable Drive Remote GeoSystems .geoProject file
Portable Project File Remote GeoSystems .geoProject “Uncompressed” file
Remote GeoSystems .geoProject “Pack & Go” .RGS file (similar to a zip file)

2.Installation and Registration

2.1.PC System Requirements

Before you install Video GeoEditor, verify your system meets these hardware and software requirements:

Minimum

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
  • RAM: 8GB Minimum
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Video files can take considerable space. Therefore it is important to have ample storage available).

Recommended

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or better
  • RAM: 16 GB Minimum
  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64 Bit or better)
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Video files can take considerable space. Therefore it is important to have ample storage available).

2.2.Installing Video GeoEditor

Downloading the software

The download link for the software is within the email sent to the email address entered in the request form. Click the link to be directed to the version of the software that you requested and/or purchased.

NOTE: Some web browsers may not recognize LineVision software and may flag it as dangerous. The error is a false. Select Accept, Allow, or Continue.

Installing the software

Download and installation procedures are the same for all versions of LineVision Desktop.

Extract the .zip file you downloaded by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Extract All… then click the Extract button

Extract Dialog Window

Double click the setup.exe file in the extracted (unzipped)  LineVision Desktop folder to begin the installation.

setup file in Windows Explorer


NOTE: 
If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10, you may encounter one of the security warnings below. Select More Info > Run Anyway… or Run to continue the installation.

SmartScreen Warning

Security Warning

Click the Next button once the LineVision Desktop installation wizard launches

Installation Wizard

Read the License Agreement and click the I Agree radio button. By clicking on the I Agree button, you have accepted the terms of the License Agreement. Click the Next button

License Agreement Window

You may select an installation folder for the software. We recommend you keep the default Installation Folder. You also have the option of allowing just yourself or anyone using the PC to access LineVision Desktop. Select the Next button to continue.

Installation Folder selection window

Select the Next button to confirm and begin the installation.

Confirm installation window

NOTE: You may have to allow this app to make changes to your PC. Select Yes.

Once the installation is complete, make sure the box to Launch Remote GeoSystems Codec Installer is checked and click on the Close button. This will begin the codec installation process.

2.3.Codec Installation

Once the LineVision Desktop installation is complete, the Remote GeoSystems Codec installation will begin. This installer prompts you to install the necessary codecs to play the video formats used with LineVision Desktop.

Remote GeoSystems Codec Installer

Install geoDVR Codecs

If this is your first time installing any of the LineVision software titles, please make sure to install the geoDVR Codecs. We strongly recommend that you install the geoDVR Codecs even if you do not plan to use a geoDVR.

Microsoft Office system drivers for shapefiles

To view shapefiles, the Microsoft Office system drivers must be installed. Click the Install Office System Driver button to install the needed driver. If you are unsure if you will be using shapefiles, we recommend installing the driver in case shapefile support is needed.

Once you have installed the codecs and/or driver, click Close to exit the window.

2.4.Registering the Software

NOTE: You need to have an active Internet connection to complete the one-time registration process

IMPORTANT! Your LineVision Desktop software license key is unique to a specific PC and is non-transferable. Do not enter the license key on a computer you do not intend to use the software on for long term! If you need to transfer a license to a new PC, please contact our support for assistance at 970-397-7808 or info@remotegeo.com.

When you launch the software for the first time, it will prompt you to enter the software license key. You may copy and paste it from your registration email into the registration window.
NOTE FOR TRIAL USERS: If you are using the seven-day trial, be aware this screen will open each time you launch the software. Simply click Continue to keep using the software for the duration of your trial.

After entering the License Code, click the Continue button.

After a few seconds, you should receive confirmation that your software has been successfully registered. If you have any problems registering the software, please contact our support at 970-397-7808 or info@remotegeo.com.

2.5.Purchasing

LineVision Desktop comes with a 7-day trial. After it expires, the software must be purchased if you wish to continue using it.

The purchase screen can be accessed by clicking the Buy Now button on the registration screen.

LineVision Purchase Screen

Already have an account: If you have a LineVision account, checking this box will allow you to log in and fill the fields with saved information

User Info: First Name, Last Name, E-mail, Phone Number and choosing a Password are required.

Billing Address: The billing address on file with your credit card company.

Credit Card Info: If you have used a credit card before, it will be filled in here. If not, enter the Card Number, Cardholder Name, Expiration Month/Year and CID (also known as the CVV2, usually a three-digit code on the back of your card).

 

Accept the Terms and click Purchase Now to complete the purchase. You should receive an e-mail that contains the purchase details along with your registration code.

If you have any problems ordering, please contact us at orders@remotegeo.com

For more information on purchasing, see https://www.remotegeo.com/purchase/

2.6.Launching the Software

After installation, the software can be launched in two ways, either via the Desktop shortcut or inside the Start Menu:

1. A shortcut can be to LineVision Desktop can be found on your desktop

LineVision Desktop Shortcut

2. The installer will also place a Remote GeoSystems folder inside your Start Menu, with a shortcut to the newly installed edition of LineVision

LineVision Start Menu

3.Interface

NOTE: This manual covers the Ultimate, Pro, or Basic editions of LineVision Desktop. Features only available in Pro and Ultimate will be tagged (Pro and Ultimate only). You may also refer to the feature comparison.

Once you launch the software, the application appears by default with the Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, and Audio Player in the top-left corner, the Media Browser, Layer Control, Map Navigation, GeoEditor (Ultimate only), GeoTagger in the bottom-left corner, and the Map Viewer on the right side. There is also a Menu Bar across the top.

Let’s first cover the different components of the application interface.

3.1.Viewers and Panels

Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, and Audio Player Panel:

This panel shows the Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, and Audio Player panels for a geotagged video stream, digital photo, or audio stream, respectively. You may select which one to display by clicking on the associated tab.

NOTE: When you load multiple geo-synchronized videos, additional Video Viewer Panels are shown, by default, below the Map Viewer Panel. You can change the Panel layout by dragging and dropping the panel into the desired location.

NOTE: The Audio Player feature is primarily used only by those have customized geoDVR logging separate geotagged audio files.

Video Viewer

Video Viewer panel

  • The arrows advance the video forward or backward. How far or little depends on the time entered in the Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time.
  • While the video plays, the GPS information shows the spatial track.
  • Speed is measured in knots

Photo Viewer

Photo Viewer panel

  • The disk with a green arrow pointing at it saves the photo.
  • The magnifying glass allows you to zoom in and out of a photograph.
  • The box with the orange arrows fits the image to the photo viewer screen.
  • The blue buttons with arrows rotate the photograph clockwise or counterclockwise.

Audio Player Panel

Audio Player panel

This panel plays, pauses, stops or allows you to adjust the volume (for your speakers or headphones) of audio files.

Media Browser Panel

Media browser panel

This panel shows a thumbnail image representing videos, photos, audio clips, and annotations.

Layer Control Panel

Layer control panel

This panel provides options for adding additional map data layers to your geoProject. Even if you are not traditionally an Esri user, you can leverage background maps, raster imagery, and stream online and map server data produced by GIS experts in your organization. To hide and show layers click the checkbox to the desired setting.

NOTE: All panels are movable and can be “floating,” “docked” and resized. Simply left mouse-click the top of the panel and drag it to where you want it on the screen to float the panel. Alternatively, you may “pin” the panel to one of the arrows that appear when you begin dragging the panel. You can also resize the panel by clicking on one of the edges or corners and move your mouse accordingly.

Map Viewer Panel

This panel displays a variety “point” and “path” data from geospatial video to photos and SHP files, using Esri’s popular mapping technologies to provide base maps.

Map Viewer panel

3.1.1.Video Viewer

The Video Viewer allows you to play and control videos–with or without synchronized GPS data..

  • The arrows advance the video forward or backward. How far or little depends on the time entered in the Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time
  • While the video plays, the GPS information shows the spatial track
  • Speed is measured in knots

3.1.2.Photo Viewer

The Photo Viewer provides options to view and edit photos. A collection of icons located on the Photo Viewer window provide shortcuts to commonly used commands.

  • Save Image
  • Change Zoom Level
  • Fit Image to Display
  • Edit Image
  • Rotate Left
  • Rotate Right

3.1.3.YouTube Player

The YouTube Player provides access to common YouTube functionality (play, volume, video scrubbing, closed captioning, settings) and includes the option to play a video directly from the Video GeoEditor interface or from YouTube itself. Videos available for YouTube playback need to be configured using options provided under the Cloud menu found on the menu bar.

3.1.4.Media Browser

The Media Browser shows loaded videos as items. Right-click on the item to bring up a context-based menu for additional options.

3.1.5.Layer Control

Layer Control provides options for adding additional map data layers to your geoProject. Even if you are not traditionally an Esri ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap user, you can leverage background maps, raster imagery, and stream online and map server data produced by GIS experts in your organization. To hide and show layers, click the checkbox to the desired setting.

3.1.6.Map Navigation

Map Navigation gives you the option to enter Latitude/Longitude coordinates to “jump” to a specific location in the Map Viewer.

3.1.7.GeoEditor

GeoEditor provides access to the main editing commands and functionality of Video GeoEditor. Section 5.4 gives you information on using GeoEditor functionality.

3.1.8.GeoTagger

The GeoTagger panel offers the controls for geotagging videos. See Section 5.3 for information on using GeoTagger.

3.2.1.File Menu

Open Single Video:

Select this menu item to navigate to your video. If your video has a GPS companion file within the same folder with the same file name as the video, or you recorded your video with the geoDVR, then your video automatically loads and zooms to the recorded location on the background map.

Open Video with Embedded GPS:

Select this menu item to load a video and GPS file separately for geotagging.MISB FMV – TS Streams with encoded MISB/Target Location data

DJI SRT Video – Data embedded within certain DJI models video’s Closed Captioning

DJI Go Log File – Txt file produced by the DJI Go App on Android or iOS

Open Sony Video

Open Remote Geo geoDVR Whisper Video – Videos recorded by a RemoteGeo geoDVR device with encoded Whisper data

Open Video for Geotagging:

Select this menu item to load a video and GPS file separately for geotagging.

Open Photos:

Opens up photos. Both geotagged photos and non-geotagged photos are supported (which you can then geotag manually).

Close All Media…

Closes all opened media items that are in the Media Browser and Map Viewer.

Save Current Layout & Settings as Default:

This menu option lets you set the current layout and selected options as the Default, which the software will use when you open Video GeoEditor in the future.

Advanced Settings & Window Positioning:

Load Saved Layout Settings: Select this menu to restore your custom default layout settings if you have changed them while working on your Video GeoEditor project.

Reset Settings to Factory Default: Select this setting to restore the panel layout and all settings to Factory Default.

Exit:

Exits the application.

3.2.2.Options Menu

MISB Settings:

Use the MISB Settings menu item to adjust settings for videos with MISB/KLV meta-data

Show Target Location by Default: Shows the target location on the map, if available.

Show Camera Footprint by Default: Shows the Camera Footprint (4 Corners) on the map when available.

Enable Audio/Video Chaining:

Jumps from one video track to the next in sequential order when you load more than one “already-geotagged” video clips. This option is particularly useful when playing back videos that were recorded at a preset time or size limit from the Remote GeoSystems geoDVR or other 3rd-party GPS-enabled DVRs. This also works well for several video clips recorded from a single drone flight.

Maintain Video Aspect Ratio:

Check this menu item if you want the video aspect ratio to remain consistent when you move and resize the video panel. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Limit GPS Frequency to 1 Hz:

Check this menu item if you logged video with a higher GPS frequency and want to “de-cluster” the GPS points along a path. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Play on Click Settings:

Check this menu item if you want videos to begin playing from the point you click on the map. By default, Pause Video at Click Location is checked.

Play Video at Click Location: Video will continue playing after you click on a map location.

Pause Video at Click Location: Video will pause when you click on a map location.

Pan to Media When Selected:

Check this menu item if you want the map to “pan” to the start location of the video or point location of the photo or annotation. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Always Ask for GPS Companion File:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to always ask which GPS companion file you would like to use with the video. The default is unchecked which means the application attempts to identify companion files with the same name as the video. If Video GeoEditor does not see a GPS companion file, it asks you to select a corresponding companion file. Selecting this option is recommended if your GPS companion files have a different name than the corresponding video file.

Warn On Missing Timecodes:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to show a warning message if there are no timecodes detected in the video’s companion file.

NOTE: By default, this option is NOT checked.

If unchecked, Video GeoEditor automatically interpolates the timecodes. This may cause significant differences between the video position and the position on the map.

Check for Companion File Time Mismatch:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to compare the length of the video to the length of the video track’s GPS points.

Always: When checked, the length of the video is always compared to the length of the video track. A warning message displays if the length is not within a tolerance.

Only When Edits Aren’t Possible: When checked, the length of the video is checked against the length of the video track only if the Video GeoEditor algorithm determines that the video track has not been edited.

Never: When checked, the video length is not checked against the video track length. Checking this option is not recommended unless video track editing has occurred and you are aware that the video’s length does not match the GPS track length.

Turn Off Video Hardware Acceleration:

Turning off video hardware acceleration improves the performance of your PC.

Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time:

Select this menu item if you want to set the frame rate to skip forward and backward in your videos.

Auto Adjust Map for Current Video Position:

Select this menu item if you want the map to automatically pan and re-center itself when the current video position cursor (yellow balloon) moves off the screen.

3.2.3.Geotag Menu

Launch Photo GeoTagger:

Launches the Photo GeoTagger window, which allows you to manually geotag images.

Launch Video GeoTagger:

This menu brings the GeoTagger tab to the front.

Parse DJI Log File:

This menu item provides the option to take the DJI brand drone flight record text file and turn it into a format that Video GeoEditor can use to geotag video recording segments from the UAV flight.

Parse GPS from DJI Closed Captioning:

This option will parse GPS data for certain DJI UAV models that contain GPS data within their closed captioning.

HOW-TO-VIDEO: Watch a How-To video with this feature in action below. For Adobe PDF users, click here.

Parse MISB

Parses MISB metadata if contained within the video as KLV pairs.

3.2.4.Geoedit Menu

Launch Video GeoEditor:

Brings the GeoEditor tab to the front

Overlay GPS on Video:

With this option you can add a GPS watermark to a video. The watermark includes the information included in the GPS file related to the video. If the information is available, your file will be tagged with GPS coordinates, altitude, UTC date and time, and speed.

Overlay Image/Logo on Video:

Overlays an image or logo file on top of the video

Join Videos:

Joins two videos together to create one video.

Transcode Video:

Transcode a video to an MP4, MOV, or AVI.

Advanced Options:

Unload original video on edit: Select this menu option to enable or disable Unload Original Video on Edit. By default, the option is enabled.

Extract Images from Video: Geo-tags images extracted from the video.

Extraction Start Time (seconds): Specifies the time (measured in seconds) to begin extraction.

Extraction End Time (seconds): Specifies the time (measured in seconds) to end extraction.

Extract from Start: Automatically extracts images from the video’s starting point.

Extract to End: Automatically extracts images to the video’s ending point.

Extraction Frequency (Frames per Second): Sets the image extraction frequency in frames per second.

Geotag images at the camera target location center: Extract and geotag images at the center of the location where the camera is pointing.This option is only available if you video has metadata containing camera coordinates.

Geotag images where the camera is being held: Extract and geotag images at the location of where the camera is being held.

Directory to Save Extracted Images:

Specifies the path in which the extracted images will be saved.

NOTE: The number of images chosen for extraction, extraction frequency, and the speed of your computer will influence the amount of time it will take to extract images.

A status report (.csv file) is automatically generated when the extraction is complete. The report displays the path, image, geotag location, latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time for each extracted image.

3.2.5.Map Menu

Gps Point Info Box Display Options:

The Gps Point Info Box displays the Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, UTC Time, and Course metadata at the mouse location. The Gps Point Info Box Display Options menu allows you to select when the Gps Point Info Box is displayed on the map.

Always Show Info: The GPS Point Info Box will always be displayed (even when MISB/Camera target is present).

Hide if MISB/Camera Target is Present: The GPS Point Info Box will not be displayed on the map if the video contains target location data.

Never Show Info: The GPS Point Info Box will not be displayed under any circumstance.

Set to United States View:

Selecting this menu item will default the map view panel to center on the United States when you launch Video GeoEditor.

Set to World View:

Selecting this menu item will default the map view panel to center on a global view when you launch Video GeoEditor.

Change Base Layer:

Selecting this item will open a dialog allowing you to change the base layer shown in the Map Viewer panel. Available base layers include World Street Map, Satellite Imagery, Topographic, Ocean. The default base layer is the World Street Map.

Add Layer:

Selecting this menu item launches the Add Layer window where you will have the option to add a layer of local data or streaming data, such as from an organization’s ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online account.

Set Waypoint / GPS Point File Size:

Selecting this menu item will let you define the Video Track Point Diameter and Waypoint Diameter

Waypoint and Map Point Sizing

Add Shapefile:

Selecting this menu item allows you to load an Esri-compatible Shapefile as a map layer.

Add Raster:

Selecting this menu item allows you to load an Esri-compatible raster imagery file as a map layer.

Load KML/KMZ File:

Select this menu item if you have geographic data in a KML/KMZ format. For example, data might include pipeline leak-detection sensor data, utility & pipeline asset network, patrol waypoints, or vector & imagery data.

NOTE: KML/KMZ files imported into Video GeoEditor may not display all the data elements visible in LineVision Google Earth.

Enter Esri Runtime License:

Enter your Esri Runtime License if applicable.

Reset Esri Runtime License:

Selecting this menu item will delete the previously entered Esri Runtime License and allow you to enter a new one.

Authenticate with Esri OAuth:

Use your ArcGIS Application ID and Application Secret to access your secure ArcGIS resources.

Uses hardware acceleration to display the map.

IMPORTANT! Not all graphics cards can support this option and may cause unexpected errors or long map loading times.

Enable Performance Handling:

The Enable Performance Handling function is checked by default and will reduce the number of GPS points based on zoom level in order to optimize performance. Unchecking Enable Performance Handling shows all GPS points but may increase loading time.

3.2.6.Cloud Menu

Upload to YouTube:

Uploads the selected video to YouTube

Switch YouTube Login Credentials:

Change the YouTube account you are logged in to.

View Saved YouTube Login Credentials:

Views the current YouTube account you are logged in to.

Delete Saved YouTube Login Credentials:

Removes the saved YouTube login credentials and logs you out of the current account.

Retrieve YouTube Videos:

Retrieves the YouTube videos associated with your LineVision account.

Switch Saved LineVision Cloud Login Credentials:

Logs you out of your current LineVision account and in to another one.

View Saved LineVision Cloud Login Credentials:

Views your LineVision Cloud credentials.

Delete Saved LineVision Cloud Login Credentials:

Logs you out of LineVision Cloud and removes the stored credentials.

Change LineVision Cloud Password:

Changes your account password for the LineVision account.

Automatically Retrieve YouTube Videos:

This option is checked by default and automatically retrieves your YouTube videos.

NOTE: The YouTube function requires a LineVision.com account, as LineVision stores the GPS information needed to view your video with a map based interface. If you do not have a Linevision.com account or are not logged into your existing account, you will see the following LineVision.com login message:

Click Yes to access the LineVision Account Login and either log in to your existing account or create a new account from this dialog box.

3.2.7.Dashboard Menu

Show Map Dashboard:

This item opens a dashboard along the right side of the Map Viewer panel with navigation instruments. The information is available for videos with MISB/KLV meta-data and includes the heading, speed (in miles per hour and knots per hour), UTC date and time, altitude, and current play position metadata.

Show Virtual Dashboard:

This item opens a dashboard near the bottom of the Map Viewer panel with virtual navigation instruments. The information is pulled from the GPS companion file, including the heading, speed (in miles per hour and knots per hour), UTC date and time, and altitude.

3.2.8.Help Menu

Video GeoEditor Quick Start Video:

When you select this menu item, it opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor YouTube channel where quick start videos are located. An Internet connection is required.

Video GeoEditor User Manual:

When you select this menu item, it opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor Online User Manual. An Internet connection is required.

Video GeoEditor Support Forum:

Opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor official Product Support and User Forum. An Internet connection is required.

NOTE: Video GeoEditor support questions and issues are addressed here. We do not offer email or phone support for Video GeoEditor.

Email Program Logs:

Select this menu item to report any errors should they occur while using Video GeoEditor. A window pops up and asks you for your information. The application launches a window to submit the program log.

Remote Geo Support Forums:

Opens a web browser and takes you to the Remote GeoSystems’ official Product Support and User Forums. An Internet connection is required.

Remote Geo Product Support Website:

Opens web browser and take you to the Remote GeoSytems’ official product support website. An Internet connection is required.

Remote Geo Corporate Website:

Opens a web browser and takes you to Remote GeoSytems’ official company website. An Internet connection is required.

About:

Select this menu item to view the Video GeoEditor software build/version number.

4.Media Browser

5.Managing Layers

5.1.Change Base Layer

5.2.Adding a New Layer

5.3.Adding a New Raster or Shapefile Layer

5.4.Remove Layer

5.5.Changing Layer Type

5.6.ArcGIS Rest Layers

6.Annotations

6.1.Creating Annotations

6.2.Opening an Annotation

7.Map Navigation

8.Report Generation

9.Codec Installation

10.Working with Video

10.1.Single Video

10.2.Multiple Videos

10.3.Video Info

11.Working with Photos

12.Waypoint Browser

13.Troubleshooting

14.Automatically Geotagging Videos

Video GeoEditor provides the ability to automatically and manually geotag videos.

Automatic GeoTagging: Video GeoEditor can automatically geotag video that has a GPS data log file to reference.The reference GPS data does not have to be from the same time period, same length in recording time, or even the same location as the video that was collected.

NOTE: For automatic geotagging, ideally you would keep GPS log(s) that are longer in time than the video recording segments, which helps ensure there is plenty of GPS data to accurately geotag your video.

The following snowboarding video is an example in which the GPS is logging data points throughout the afternoon, and the snowboarder only turns the video camera on just for the downhill runs. In this example, he loads the hour and a half GPS log file but only geotags a video clip for one of the runs.

Most GPS devices and smartphone apps will create a GPS log in .gpx file formats, however Video GeoEditor also supports all of the following GPS log file formats:

  • GPX
  • CSV
  • KML
  • XML
  • SRT (some DJI UAV models)
  • DJI Drone Flight Logs (encrypted text file)

To automatically tag your video:

1. To launch the GeoTag menu, click Geotag from the menu bar to Launch Video GeoTagger (or simply click the GeoTagger tab located in the lower right window).

2. Click Browse to select the video you want to geotag.

3. Click Browse to select the GPS data file you wish to sync with the video.

4. Click Load File(s). The video is loaded to the Video Viewer, the GPS track is presented in the Map Viewer, and a dialog box appears with information on selecting the geotag point.

5. Find a known visual place of reference in the video and then find that same corresponding place on the GPS track on the map.

NOTE: Users commonly associate the first frame in the video with a point on the GPS track on the map (as in these screenshot examples). However, you can associate any frame in the video with its corresponding place on the GPS track. Video GeoEditor will calculate the appropriate distance in the GPS log before and after the video frame (as in the snowboarding video in the beginning of this section.)

6. Play the video until you see the desired video frame and then click pause. Right-click a point corresponding to the location of the current frame of video in view and then select Geotag Video Here.

7. Now there will be a portion of the GPS track highlighted in orange, and the GPS section that will be synchronized with the video. Click Geotag Video to confirm the GPS section of interest.

8.  After clicking Geotag Video, the  GPS track (now in red) is shown and a “Video Successfully Geotagged” message box appears letting you know the newly selected GPS data has been associated with the video allowing for geospatial playback.

9. The video is now geotagged and can be played back “geospatially”. Clicking on any GPS point or GPS track to view how the “video location indicator” is following the camera’s approximate path of travel.

HOW-TO VIDEO: Automatically Geotagging video

See for yourself how easy it is to automatically geotag a video below. (For Adobe PDF users, click here)

15.Manually Geotagging Videos

Video GeoEditor allows you to geotag videos lacking corresponding GPS log files by manually selecting location data points. Manual geotagging allows you to utilize a video frame’s location content to create a GPS data log. You can click any number of points at any chosen interval of time.

To manually geotag a video:

1. Click Geotag from the menu bar to Launch Video GeoTagger or simply click the GeoTagger tab.

2. Select the video you want to geotag by clicking Browse. Once the video is loaded, click Load for Geotagging.

3. When no GPS content is detected, a message box appears notifying the user they are entering manual geotagging mode.

OPTIONAL: If desired, add additional map data layers using Layer Control tab. Adding more data layers provides  additional details that can be helpful for referencing video frame(s) location(s) to places on the maps. In the following example, we have added aerial/satellite imagery so that we can better identify the individual windmills on the map.

4. In this example, the Video Viewer is displaying a map with the aerial/satellite layer selected. Zoom into the area previously established as a GPS starting point (corresponding with the location in the video). Right-click on the chosen starting point and select Manually Add Start Point.

5. Establish a manual GPS track using one of two options.

  1. Add points throughout your video until you reach the end, or
  2. Select your end point and add points in between the start and end points.

The following is an example of using option 1 and adding points throughout the video until we get to the end of our video.

NOTE: If you need to move to the end of your video to identify the last frame end location, simply move the video scrubber to the end of the video.

6.  Play the video until you see the desired video frame and then click pause. Right-click a point corresponding to the location of the current frame of video in view and then select Manually Add Point Here at 00:00:00.

NOTE: Please be aware that where 00:00:00 shows, the time changes as you move through the video.

7. Repeat step 5 to add additional GPS points corresponding with the location of the current frame of video in view.

8. After selecting and adding all desired GPS points, select Manually Add End Point to set the video end point.

9. Select Geotag Video to view the GPS points on the map (displayed in red). A message will appear indicating the GPS data was saved and showing the path where your video and new .gpx companion file are located.

IMPORTANT! Make sure to keep this file, otherwise you will have to re-tag your video.

HOW-TO VIDEO: Manually Geotagging Videos

The following video shows the process for manually geotagging a video. For Adobe PDF users, click here.

16.Image Editing

The fully-featured image editor allows you to make many changes to captured images, without having to rely on third party software.

The following options are available:

Resize

Resize the photo, reducing the file size of it.

Canvas

Resize the drawing area of the photo

Rotate 90°

Rotates the photo 90 degrees clockwise.

Rotate 180°

Rotates the photo 180 degrees clockwise.

Rotate 270°

Rotates the photo 270 degrees clockwise.

Round Corners

Applies a rounded corner effect to the image.

Flip Horizontal

Flips the image upside-down

Flip Vertical

Flips the image rightside-left

Crop

Crops an area of the image and removes the area not selected.

Draw Text

Adds customizable text to the image

Draw

Draw lines on top of the image.

Shape

Add a shape to the image.

Hue Shift

Shifts the hue of the image, changing the colors.

Saturation

Shifts the saturation of the image, to make it more or less vibrant

Contrast

Shifts the contrast of the image, changing the contrast ratio.

Invert Colors

Invert the colors of the image to their opposites.

Sharpen

Sharpens the image. Sharpening too much can create artifacts.

Blur

Blurs the image.

17.Geotagging DJI Drone Videos

There are three ways to geotag video recorded from DJI drones. The methods available vary with the different drone models, and also between FREE and PRO edition.

1. SRT Files (FREE and PRO)

Based on internal research and customer feedback the following DJI models should support recording video with the .SRT file:

  • Mavic Pro
  • Inspire 1 & 2
  • Phantom 3 Pro
  • Phantom 4 Standard (but not Phantom 4 Pro)

As long as the .SRT file is in the same directory as the video, it should prompt you to load it automatically.

2. Flight Record (FREE and PRO)

DJI Flight Record data can be pulled from the phone/tablet

3. Closed Caption (PRO only)

For certain DJI models that embeds GPS data into the video file itself as closed captioning tracks, such as the Phantom Pro 4.

18.Changing a Layer's Transparency

19.Frequently Asked Questions

20.Disclaimer

21.Snap a Photo

22.Geotag Photo

23.Geotagged Screenshot

24.Load Geotagged Photos

25.Renaming Photos

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